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Open Evening

September 2022 Intake

Dear Parents, Carers and prospective Students,

Thank you for considering Corby Business Academy as your choice of Sixth Form, we appreciate that this is an important decision and want to support you in these times.

As you will see, our Sixth Form provision provides a wealth of opportunities. We are proud of the high quality destinations that our students accomplish, and the extremely high percentage of students that achieve their first choice destination.

The Academy’s provision enables students to access high academic attainment, as well as establish holistic development for the next stage of their careers or education. Our community ethos and excellent staff-student relationships provides a wealth of opportunities for all students.

Please click on the image below to view our 2022-2023 Sixth Form prospectus. We trust you will find it informative and that it will give you a strong indication of our Sixth Form Provision:

Corby Business Academy 
Sixth Form Prospectus 2022-2023

Please see below a link to our virtual tour from last year. This can be accessed at your leisure and provides you with the opportunity to get a feel of Academy life before attending our Open Evening as well as for those who will be unable to attend the evening. The video will enable you to hear from staff and students, as well as see the Academy building. Please note that you must ensure that you refer to our latest 22-23 prospectus for the latest information including the courses on offer for September 22 Intake.

 

 

 

To apply for a place at Corby Business Academy’s Sixth Form, please complete our online application form:

Application for Sixth Form

Please note that the deadline for applications is: Friday 11th February 2022

View the profiles below to find out more about our students' experiences at the Academy.

Sullivan Rymarz
Head Boy - Year 13
Studying:
A-Level French
A-Level History
A-Level Music
The Extended Project Qualification

Reason to study at Corby Business Academy:
I chose Corby Business Academy Sixth Form due to its great track record and the opportunities available to us. They support work experience and career insight is provided by the Careers team and Sixth Form staff.

“I am the Head Boy at the school, so my role is to represent every student alongside the other Senior Leaders. I want everybody in the Academy feel welcome and comfortable with where they are working.”
Tayla Kelly
Head Girl - Year 13

Studying:
A-Level Biology
A-Level English
A-Level Maths

Reason to study at Corby Business Academy:
I chose to stay at Corby Business Academy to further my education in an environment that I was familiar with and where I had a good understanding of the subjects on offer.

“My interests are playing bass, skateboarding and performing arts. I hope to study Theatre & English at University and go into an education based career.”

Michal Wasilewski
Deputy Head Boy - Year 13
Studying:
A-Level Maths
A-Level Physicals
The Extended Project Qualification

Reason to study at Corby Business Academy:
I chose to study Sixth Form at Corby Business Academy because of the rigorous and innovative standards of teaching and learning. I value the independent, high quality career education and above all I love the diverse range of extracurricular actives.

”I felt this was the right pathway for me because of my strong background in critical thinking and problem solving.
As Deputy Head Boy I strive to resolve student concerns, driving necessary changes for the school culture.”
Josh Haigh
Deputy Head Boy - Year 13
Studying:
A-Level Biology
A-Level Business
A-Level Chemistry
The Extended Project Qualification

Reason to study at Corby Business Academy:
The reason for choosing Corby Business Academy for A-Level is because I am comfortable with the environment, and all teachers are friendly and helpful.

"Through my role as Deputy Head Boy, I hope to promote the wide range of activities available for you through your time at the Academy.”
Ronni Hnatejko
Deputy Head Girl - Year 13
Studying:
A-Level Maths
A-Level Further Maths
A-Level Physicals

Reason to study at Corby Business Academy:
I chose to stay at Corby Business Academy for Sixth Form because it was a familiar atmosphere that I wanted to keep attending. The Maths department at Corby Business Academy is very strong, and one of the leading reasons why I chose to continue my education here.

“As Deputy Head Girl, I want to promote student opinions and change.”
Bethany Hope
Deputy Head Girl - Year 13
Studying:
A-Level English Language
A-Level English Literature
A-Level Geography
A-Level Psychology

Reason to study Corby Business Academy:
I chose to stay at Corby Business Academy because I wanted to stay in the same environment where I knew all of the teachers and what the school stands for.

“Through my role as Deputy Head Girl, I want to be someone who students can come and talk to.”
Camille Wooton
Ambassador for Student Voice - Year 13
Studying:
A-Level English
A-Level History
BTEC Health and Social Care

Reason to study at Corby Business Academy:
I initially wanted to go to college however, Sixth Form offered a wider range of study opportunities and will provide me with more jobs prospects and university offers in the future.

“My role as an ambassador is to help around the Academy and to take in any advice from students. I will also listen to the students and help them with lessons or improving the school.”
Trinity Kingston
Ambassador for Mental Health - Year 13
Studying:
A-Level Biology
A-Level English
A-Level Maths
A-Level Psychology

Reason to study at Corby Business Academy:
I chose to stay in Sixth Form at Corby Business Academy to continue my favourite subjects and to learn to become a more independent student.

“As a mental health ambassador, I want to support and help with any student concerns.”
Nylissa Lay
Ambassador for Mental Health - Year 13
Studying:
A-Level Biology
A-Level Geography
A-Level Psychology

Reason to study at Corby Business Academy:
I chose to stay on for Sixth Form at Corby Business Academy because I have a good relationship with my subject teachers and wish to study my interests at a higher level.

“My interests are making and playing music, spending time with friends and family.”
Erica Icke
Ambassador for Sport - Year 13
Studying:
ALevel Geography
ALevel Psychology
BTEC Sport

Reason to study at Corby Business Academy:
I chose to stay in Sixth Form as I am familiar with the teachers and I can carry on the subjects I enjoy. It will also help take me to study in university.

“I enjoy playing netball and socialising
with friends.”

We are proud of our former students and the high quality destinations they accomplish, an extremely high percentage achieve their first choice destination. Click on the link below to read our Alumni profiles, including our latest Oxbridge student Chantal's:

Corby Business Academy Alumni

Ralph Franklin
Vice Principal responsible for Sixth Form
Ralph.Franklin@corbybusinessacademy.org
 

Matthew Smith
Deputy Director of Sixth Form
Matthew.Smith@corbybusinessacademy.org
 

Elaine Wood
Sixth Form UCAS Coordinator 
Elaine.wood@corbybusinessacademy.org


Subject Directors:

Emily Boyd
Director of Subject for Art and Photography
Emily.Boyd@corbybusinessacademy.org

Alex Allan
Quality Nominee for BTEC and Vocational Subjects,
Teacher of Business
Alex.Allan@corbybusinessacademy.org

Martin Corbishley
Director of Subject for Computer Science and ICT
Martin.Corbishley@corbybusinessacademy.org

Deirdre O'Brien
Head of Biology
Deirdre.OBrien@corbybusinessacademy.org

Francia Dickinson (Academy SENCo)
Lead Teacher of Dance
Francia.Dickinson@corbybusinessacademy.org

Laura Bond
Director of Subject for English
Laura.Bond@corbybusinessacademy.org

Megan McLellan
Lead Teacher of Drama
Megan.Mclellan@corbybusinessacademy.org

Jordon Joseph
Head of Geography
Jordon.Joseph@corbybusinessacademy.org

Corinna Stanley
Lead Teacher of Health and Social Care
Corinna.Stanley@corbybusinessacademy.org

Fiona Rowe
Head of History
Fiona.Rowe@corbybusinessacademy.org

Urvish Patel
Director of Subject forMaths
Urvish.Patel@corbybusinessacademy.org

Laurence Woodcock
Assistant Principal responsible for Media
Laurence.Woodcock@corbybusinessacademy.org

Sophie Allert
Director of Subject for Modern Foreign Languages
Sophie.Allert@corbybusinessacademy.org

Clive Wears
Director of Subject for Music
Clive.Wears@corbybusinessacademy.org

Stuart Wall
Director of Subject for Physical Education
Stuart.Wall@corbybusinessacademy.org

Frederick Hagan
Head of Physics
Frederick.Hagan@corbybusinessacademy.org

Elaine Wood
Director of Subject for Psychology
Elaine.Wood@corbybusinessacademy.org

Louise Davison
Director of Subject for Science
Louise.Davison@corbybusinessacademy.org


Senior Leadership Team:

Simon Underwood
Principal
Simon.Underwood@corbybusinessacademy.org

Kerry Prior
Vice Principal
Kerry.Prior@corbybusinessacademy.org

Lisa Hawkins
Vice Principal
Lisa.Hawkins@corbybusinessacademy.org

Amy Harris
Assistant Principal
Amy.Harris@corbybusinessacademy.org

Charlie Gavin
Assistant Principal
Charlie.Gavin@corbybusinessacademy.org

Heather Thompson
Assistant Principal
Heather.Thompson@corbybusinessacademy.org

Heidi Bird
Assistant Principal
Heidi.Bird@corbybusinessacademy.org

Laurence Woodcock
Assistant Principal
Laurence.Woodcock@corbybusinessacademy.org

Stuart Wall
Assistant Principal
Stuart.Wall@corbybusinessacademy.org

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for external students will be the same as for continuing students. All students must complete a Corby Business Academy application form.

There are two areas within the Sixth Form for students to apply for:

The Pathway Courses:

To participate in The Level 3 Pathway students must achieve:

  • a total GCSE/Level 2 points entry (best 8 subject grades) of 40 points*
  • a grade 5 in Maths and English Language or Literature
  •  each subject specific entry requirement*

                    

The Gateway Courses:

To participate in The Level 3 Pathway students must achieve:

  • a total GCSE/Level 2 points entry (best 8 subject grades) of 32 points*
  • a grade 3 in Maths and English Language or Literature
  •  each subject specific entry requirement*

Students will be expected to retake GCSE Maths and/or English as part of this course.

NB. The maximum intake to The Gateway Course is 25 students

*Course entry requirements and points allocation are outlined in our Sixth Form prospectus.

Published Admissions Number (PAN)

The Academy offers 25 places to students external to the Academy. Where there are more applications than places, the following oversubscription criteria will be applied:

Following the admission of children/young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) that name the Academy and if external applications exceed the PAN, oversubscription criteria will be applied:

a) Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children.*

b) Children with a sibling link.**

c) Distance between home address and the Academy as measured in a straight line from the child’s home to the Main Entrance of the School site.***

In the event of a tie (i.e. two addresses are exactly the same distance from the Academy) a place will be awarded on a random allocation basis. This will be subject to independent verification.

The Academy operates a waiting list for Year 12 entry for the first academic year of admission. If a place is available in Year 12 then it will be filled by a place on the waiting list subject to the conditions set out in the policy for entry to Year 12. Parents/carers must notify the Academy if they wish their child to be on the waiting list.

Parents/carers have the right to appeal an admission decision by the Academy. All appeals are heard by the Independent Appeals Panel in accordance with the School Appeals Code (2012).

Additional Information 

Definitions

*Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children
   • A Looked After Child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see section 22(1) Children Act 1989) at the time of making an application to a school.
  • A previously Looked After Child is a child who was looked after but ceased to be so because the child was adopted (under the Adoption Act 1976 or Adoption and Childrens Act 2002) or become the subject of a child arrangements order (section 8 Children Act 1989) or a special guardianship order (section 14A Children Act 1989).
   • A previously Looked After Child is a child who appears to the Admission Authority to have been in state care (i.e. in the care of or accommodated by a public authority, religious organisation or any other provider whose sole/main purpose is to benefit society) outside of England but ceased to be so as a result of being adopted. Evidence from the relevant social services department may be requested to determine eligibility under this criterion.

** Sibling link
A sibling link will arise where one of the conditions in each of A and B are satisfied.

Condition A:
   • A brother or sister living at the same address, who shares the same parents;
   • A half-brother or half-sister living at the same address, where two children share one common parent;
   • A step brother or step sister living at the same address, where two children are related by a parent’s marriage;
   • Adopted or fostered children living in the same household.

Condition B:
For the sibling link to apply, one of the siblings must be a registered pupil at the named Academy at the time of application and is expected to remain on roll at the point of admission.

Additional Sibling Link Information:
Although the definition of “Sibling” does not specify whether the Sibling should be younger or older, it should be noted that for admissions to the primary or secondary phases of education, the sibling link will only be valid where the older sibling is on roll at the academy at the time of application and is expected to be still on roll at the time of admission. For post-16 applicants only, the sibling link can arise where there is an older or younger sibling at the named Academy at the point of application and expected to be on roll at the point of admission.

***Home address
Where a child lives or their “home address” will be determined at the time of application. The child’s home address is defined as the address at which the child normally resides with their parent/carer. If a child lives with their separated parents for different parts of the week, the Trust will treat their home address as the place the child sleeps for the majority of the school week. If the child spends equal periods at the two addresses, the parents must agree to nominate one address to be taken as the home address. Documentary evidence of ownership or rental agreement may be required together with proof of actual permanent residence at the property concerned. Places cannot be allocated on the basis of intended future changes of address unless house moves have been confirmed through the exchange of contracts or the signing of a formal lease agreement. The Trust reserves the right to seek further documentary evidence to support your claim to residence. The Trust will withdraw any place allocated if the address is found to be false.

The definitions to be applied are those set out in the BWT Admissions Arrangements.

Please see link below for further details:
BWT Admissions Policy - 2022-23

Unit Provision
Corby Business Academy students supported in their learning by placement within the Academy’s Designated Special provision may continue into the Sixth Form where the Academy is able to meet their needs.